BSM – 7/2/07

On Sunday we attended a farewell party for our good friends, B & D, and their boys, C and T. They are moving at the end of July to Georgia.

It’s hard for me to see them go since I’ve been friends with B since shortly after Ava was born. She and I have grown pretty close through this whole journey called parenting and, since neither of us have had family in the area for most of the past three years (my sis lives out here again now), our families have spent many a holiday together. B was also my inspiration for having a home birth. After she had a wonderful home birth with her son T (who’s 6 months older than Julian), I explored the option more seriously and soon selected her midwife and planned a home birth of my own. (And we all know what a great home birth experience I had.)

Our older children, Ava and her son C, have grown up together (C is 5 months older than Ava) and are best buddies.

My best shots for this Monday are of the two kiddos playing together at the end of the party. First they stood on the shore throwing sticks into the water, then they waded out into the water to their shins. Eventually Ava sat in the water, C fell in the water and both kids were happily soaked. By the time we were ready to go home, we had a couple of half naked kids running around, which was actually a perfect way to cool down on a nearly 100 degree day. 🙂

7/1/07 - Ava and C 7/1/07 - Ava & C in the lake

B, D, C & T – We wish you all the best in your new home. You will be missed!

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18 thoughts on “BSM – 7/2/07”

  1. Love those shots! I love kids this age, too, they are so full of promise. That’s why I teach kids this age at my church, of course. Anyway, thanks for sharing your BSM.

  2. Great shots, both of them, but I love the second one. The composition and the story it tells is great. Nice conversions, too.

    Also thanks for thinkin’ I’m rockin’! 🙂

  3. Those are very nice pictures! I love the ripples on the water and the b&w conversion is great. Love the tilt of the second shot, too. Awesome pics!

  4. Beautiful captures of two best friends having fun together. I love your conversions and so many of your pictures have such a lovely timeless feel to them.

  5. So very precious and so reminiscent of childhood days and friendship!

    I am looking into this BSM thing. Might inspire me…I am feeling so out of it these days!!

  6. Great pictures!!! I like the idea of giving them as a going away present, then the family will always have them to look back at- especially, C!

    If you get lonely for a freind (:-) ) you can call me anytime.

  7. thank you all. 🙂

    i do like the idea of giving them as a gift, but the funny thing is i just framed a different picture of the kids (that i took at Ava’s birthday party – and where you can see both of their faces AND they are actually smiling) and gave that to them as a going away present. 🙂

  8. Hey Amy! pass along this great website to your friend 🙂 It is called Atlanta Mommas and is an online community of women in Atlanta and surrounding areas. They do playgroups and Moms Night Out/In, parties, holiday events, etc … There is a great group of AP style parents on there too! But in general it is just a GREAT group of women! I made many great friends there … I still go to it and keep in touch (since we plan to move back to GA) Anyway, feel free to pass it on to her! GA is a great place!!!

    And the pics are adorable … Sammie had a great buddy who lived across the street and I always meant to do photos of them, and just never got around to it sadly. Ava and her friend will love this when they get older!!!

  9. Great shots! I especially like the 2nd one w/ the tree. It feels like we’re eavesdropping on a private moment. Great conversion as well!

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